Make A Difference
October 9, 2009
The thought of giving back to the society had been bothering me for long.. but how?? and what?? there were so many options available.. but somehow wasnt able to identify with a lot of them..
until i heard of MAD.. why MAD??
1. the space that the organisation operates in. if we really want to uplift the underprivileged children from their current surroundings, then basic employable skills such as English, computers and personality development is necessary.. otherwise, despite being educated, they will continue to stay within the confines of similar reality
2. professionalism with which they are going about the job.. even a not-for-profit initiative requires a professional approach to make it effective.. the syllabus designed, the feedback mechanism, teacher training, workshops enable us to carry out our tasks effectively..
3. scalability - i think the scalability of this operating model is huge.. all we require is a motivated volunteer base, and we are ready to start in a new shelter home, in a new city, in a new state.. there are no geogrpahic constraints in the scalability of MAD
4. youth - i truly believe in the power of youth to bring about changes.. and MAD is just that.. providing a platform to the youth to make a difference..
i could go on and on about it..
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the way the target children have taken to the classes.. it is quite pleasing to hear when the children say "sir, we have a 5 day holiday break coming up.. can you come and teach us daily then??"..
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
the classes are fun and interactive.. breaking the traditional style of teacher rambling and students taking notes.. the syllabus has been designed to cmobine fun with learning..
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
hire professional agencies to design additional curriculum and impart vocational training.. english is just one of the skills that the underprivileged children lack..
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Board Member & roll-out MAD in delhi and volunteer at AA.